Readers' letters - May 5

Living in flats can be harmful to our health

Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 6:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 6:11 pm
A correspondent tells of his negative experience of living in a flat

Regarding mental health issues, which seem to be prominent in the news at the present time, I would like to say living in flats these days in many cases is detrimental to people’s health.People can no longer see the difference between night and day. I have had to go on anti-depressants after many years of people using washing machines, general cleaning and kitchen noise, well into the early hours. Parties until 5.40am were frequent at one time in the flat above me.Children running about in the top flats can be heard two floors below, anytime day or night. Ear plugs do not work. A lack of good quality sleep is harming to general health.I have been told not to use the vacuum cleaner at 9am by a very angry young man, the same man said I was too sensitive to noise which was taking place most of the night.At the TA meetings, anti-social noise is always at the top of the agenda. Tenants need to be educated about unacceptable behaviour. It has been proven sleeping at night rather than the day is beneficial to good mental health.A Mvia email

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